[ adjective ] suggesting the operation of supernatural influences
"an eldritch screech" "the three weird sisters" "stumps...had uncanny shapes as of monstrous creatures"- John Galsworthy "an unearthly light"
Used in print(B. J. D. Meeuse, The Story of Pollination....)
Their appearance , next spring , coincides in an almost uncanny way with the flowering of their host plants .
[ adjective ] beyond what is natural
"his uncanny sense of direction" (`unco' is chiefly Scottish)
Used in print(Jay Williams, The Forger....)
He also had , at_times , an uncanny absent-minded air like a sleepwalker ; he would look right through you while you were talking to him , and if you said , `` For_Christ's_sake , Donald , you 've got Prussian_blue all_over your shirt '' , he would smile , and nod , and an hour later the paint would be all_over his pants as_well .